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The Book Was Better

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I think that we all agree that, 9.9 times out of 10, whenever someone makes a movie based on a book, the book is better.

Entertainment Weekly has a decent list of the 23 most disappointing book to movie adaptations. Included are some real gems like The Golden Compass and (shudder) A Sound of Thunder. Whether you agree the movie was good or bad, I think most all of us will agree that the book was most definitely better.

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The cinematic medium is not amenable to speculative fiction. Stories in books are principly about conflict and interaction; about the motives behind the event and the consequences thereof. Film is generally better suited to simple action-adventure.

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